Carini Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2002, Napa Valley 

165 case production, FORTY months in 100% French oak, bottled unfiltered with nothing added and nothing taken away, showing beautifully ten years out from the vintage.

 

Balance AND Value: Plata Wine Co

Our friend Robert Plata swims upstream against the “bigger is better” mentality of most of his fellow vignerons in Paso Robles: he strives for a more elegant style with earthier flavors and lower alcohol levels. He’s succeeding. He’s also a patron of the arts and has featured some of Los Angele’s best Graffiti artists on his striking labels. All that and they’re under $25….

Plata Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Paso Robles